Made this for the family, using dried marjoram instead of fresh, and allowing the chicken to simmer in the sauce for 30 minutes to really absorb the flavors and it was absolutely fantastic! Even the little ones loved this. Great balance of flavors and impressed even my picky eater of a husband!
Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo
From EatingWell: March/April 2008
Sun-dried tomatoes and Romano cheese pack a flavorful punch along with the tantalizing aroma of fresh marjoram in this rustic Italian-inspired dish. Serve with sautéed fresh spinach or steamed broccolini.
36 Reviews for Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo
The flavor was superb in this dish. I think the amount of sauce could be increased and I doubled amount of garlic. Also if the chicken is marinated in sundried tomato to start it improves the overall flavor. Lastly I broiled my chicken not frying it to reduce amount of oil used.
When my husband first saw it plated he said it looked like he was at a restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed the fresh, light flavors from the artichoke, sun dried tomatoes, and romano cheese. I could not find frozen artichoke hearts so I opted for canned and think it was just as tasty. I thought the amount of sauce was fine and not overpowering as some Italian marinara sauces are. I will definitely make this again, but hope I can find fresh marjoram and whole wheat orzo on the next go round.
Melissa, Kenner, LA
I made this about a week ago and LOVED it. I couldn't find any whole wheat orzo, so we used small shells instead. I wasn't too keen on spending so much $$ on the fresh marjoram just for this dish, so I opted out of that and it still tasted great! Oh, and I put in about 4 cloves of garlic instad of 1. I would suggest doubling the sauce. It just didn't seem like enough (even after I made a little extra with just EVOO and chopped sundried tomatoes) for all of the pasta. Also, a few more romas would have been nice. It's a GREAT recipe that can easily be made even better.
Katy, Beverly, MA
I just made one change because I didn't have fresh marjoram - I used dried Italian seasoning, and I thought it turned out very well. Light and tasty.
Ashley, Charlotte, NC